Jeff earned his Doctor of Physical Therapy degree from the University of Montana in 2004. He has been working in Sports and Orthopedic Physical Therapy for the past 15 years.
His professional experience began in Missoula Montana working with a wide variety of outdoor enthusiasts and recreational athletes. Opportunity brought him back to the greater Philadelphia area to work with the U.S.S.A. Head Trainer for the US Men’s World Cup Soccer Team. This was his first exposure to rehabilitation and training for the elite-level athlete.
Next, Jeff spent 5 years working in the greater Boston area. Here he worked with a diverse active and athletic population. He ran a biomechanics lab for runners including the fabrication of custom orthotics, and participated in Performance Enhancement clinics for a variety of sports including baseball, running and golf.
While in Boston, Jeff completed his fellowship training in Orthopedic Manual Therapy at the Institute of Manual Therapy. This included 2 years of specialty training in advanced Orthopedic Physical Therapy treatment and spinal manipulation. Throughout this training, he was mentored by world-recognized leaders in the field of Orthopedic and Manual Physical Therapy. Jeff has provided ‘Continuing Education’ training for Physical Therapists throughout the region and has also worked as a ‘Clinical Instructor’ for Physical Therapy students from Boston University and the University of Vermont.
Jeff is an Assistant Professor in the Orthopedic Residency Program at Arcadia University in Philadelphia. Additionally, Jeff has taught college level Anatomy and Physiology and he assists with the teaching of UVM Physical Therapy students’ Advanced Orthopedics class.
Jeff holds board certified specialties in both Sports and Orthopedics through the American Physical Therapy Association.
Area’s of Professional interests specialization: Jeff enjoys working with all types of sports and orthopedic injuries. His approach integrates manual therapy, traditional strength and mobility interventions with new and emerging techniques, in combination with a heavy emphasis on education / self-empowerment to maximize benefits and sustained results.
His extensive training in spine related injuries and manual therapy have resulted in a larger clinical focus with these patients than the average Physical Therapist. Other areas of interest include shoulder and neck rehabilitation (both acute sports injuries as well as complex and chronic dysfunctions), Cranio-Cervical Dysfunctions (including headaches and TMD), Upper extremity biomechanics with throwing athletes, lower extremity biomechanics (including running gait evaluations, corrective training and custom orthotic fabrication) for all levels of physical activity.
Personal: Jeff grew up in Wilmington, DE and moved to Missoula, MT for college where he met his wife. He lived, studied, and played in Montana for close to 10 years. His professional career moved him from Montana to Philadelphia and Boston before finally settling in Vermont in 2008. After moving to Vermont he started a family right away and now has 2 young boys. Jeff enjoys running, swimming, cross-country skiing, snowboarding, sprint triathlons, hiking, fly fishing and occasional pick-up soccer. Most of all, he takes pleasure in spending time with his wife and two young boys.